Top Ten Actors Who Could Be the Next Indiana Jones

Lucasfilm announced, in May, 2015, that a fifth Indiana Jones movie is on the horizon (although as of June, 2015 we're not exactly sure how far away that horizon is). And with that, a lot of people are expecting the titular role to be recast for a reboot. But who do we think deserves a shot at the iconic role? This list compiles the best candidates.

The Top Ten

1 Chris Pratt Chris Pratt Christopher Michael "Chris" Pratt is an American actor. He came to prominence from his television roles, including Bright Abbott in Everwood and Andy Dwyer in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.

He's the number one choice as far as everyone is concerned and its impossible not to see why. He got Spielberg's attention (result: Jurassic World) and after seeing that film, its even easier to imagine the newly-crowned A-list actor in the role. - BKAllmighty

Funny and has good action sequences easily a good Indy jones

He would be a good one actually - Therandom

Yes - JPK

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2 Tom Hardy Tom Hardy Edward Thomas Hardy, CBE is an English actor and film producer. Originally a model, Hardy made his film debut in Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down.

I don't know why, but Tom Hardy just seems to fit like hand in glove for the role. His age is just right, he has a bad ass, sort of toned down, mysterious personality, he just seems to fit the bill of a serious, seasoned adventurer who has seen his share of things, with something dark about his personality yet underlying good.

Remember the bad ass stunts in the original movies. A new Indiana needs to be tough, rugged and a true physical actor that can carry the anti hero role. He can also bring the charm and humor, but all the other suggestion are soft, goofy pretty boys that don't have the chops. Hardy is the clear choice if possible.

With his versatility and good acting chops, Tom Hardy sounds like a fine choice to fill Indy's shoes (to me, at least). - BKAllmighty

I was watching Fury Road last night, and thought, "There's Indiana Jones! "

3 Aaron Eckhart

Since all the hype and buzz is surrounding Chris Pratt at the moment, you're probably not going to hear many people mention Aaron Eckhart and Indiana Jones in the same sentence (except for me, of course). The actor's not too busy these days so scheduling wouldn't be a problem, and he's definitely got what it takes to embrace the challenge of playing a character of this size, I think. Maybe I'll - BKAllmighty

You not only have to be handsome, you have to be cute, you have to be adorable, you have to be funny without trying, you have to be irresistible and any believable slightly nerdy professor, and you still have to be tough and able to do some of the stunts to get good shots. Aaron can totally pull all that off.

4 Michael Fassbender Michael Fassbender Michael Fassbender is a German-Irish actor of stage and screen whose career includes roles in both independent and blockbuster films, most notably; Hunger, Inglourious Basterds, Shame, X-Men: First Class, Prometheus, 12 Years a Slave, Frank, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Steve Jobs.

He's done both action and comedy before and he's got the calm-and-cool demeanor he needs to play a role such as this. I say ok! - BKAllmighty

5 Bradley Cooper Bradley Cooper Bradley Charles Cooper is an American actor and producer. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards, three for acting and one for producing, and one Tony Award.

He was considered to be the most likely choice a number of years ago. With Chris Pratt in the picture, his chances aren't looking quite as good, although he could still surprise us and win the role. - BKAllmighty

6 Ryan Reynolds Ryan Reynolds Ryan Rodney Reynolds is a Canadian actor and producer. He portrayed Michael Bergen on the ABC sitcom Two Guys and a Girl, Billy Simpson in the YTV Canadian teen soap opera Hillside, as well as Marvel Comics characters Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity, Wade Wilson / Weapon XI in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, more.

He's a suitable Deadpool, which blends action and comedy well enough together, so why couldn't he be a fitting Indiana Jones? If next year's 'Deadpool' turns into a smash hit (which I figure it will) maybe his name will start spreading across other people's lists. - BKAllmighty

NO he sucks he ruined the green lantern franchise he's going to ruin the deadpool franchise (again) now you people want him to ruin the Indiana Jones franchise. You people make me sick P. S the deadpool movie is gonna bomb

7 Jeremy Renner Jeremy Renner Jeremy Lee Renner is an American actor (born 1971) best known for his role as Clint Barton / Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

His rough-around-the-edges look seems pretty fitting for the role, doesn't it? I think so. He's tough as well as funny and those two things are essential for playing Jones. - BKAllmighty

8 Idris Elba Idris Elba

Why not? They're considering him to be a viable candidate to play a potential future 007. Why not Indiana Jones? Once you move beyond the skin colour debate you have a terrific actor for the role. I'm definitely ok with this idea. - BKAllmighty

9 Harrison Ford Harrison Ford Harrison Ford is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the title character of the Indiana Jones film series.

There's no harm in saying that Harrison Ford could still play the character. He's showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon and if he's still able to wow us playing Han Solo then of course he can still play Indy! - BKAllmighty

There is only one hero.

One day Ford is gonna die. We need new blood for the role sooner or later.

Legend - BlazingParasol

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10 Tom Hiddleston Tom Hiddleston Thomas William Hiddleston is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Loki in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Thor, The Avengers, and Thor: The Dark World.

He can play a grizzled action hero, just watch "Kong: Skull Island." Also, he can wear a darn good cowboy hat, just watch "I Saw the Light."

I photoshopped him into an Indiana Jones picture, it is absolutely perfect!

The Contenders

11 Matthew McConaughey Matthew McConaughey Matthew David McConaughey is an American actor and producer. He first gained notice for his breakout role in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused, and went on to appear in films such as the slasher Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, the legal thriller A Time to Kill, Steven Spielberg's more.

He's a little on the older side to be taking over the role, I think, but that doesn't mean that I can't imagine him playing Indy. He'd need to mask his accent, of course, to pull it off. Probably gain a few pounds, also. - BKAllmighty

12 James Norton James Norton James Geoffrey Ian Norton is an English actor best known for playing Reverend Sydney Chambers in the ITV period crime series Grantchester and Prince Andrei Bolkonsky in the 2016 BBC mini series adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace.

Certainly more worthy than Chris Pratt!

13 Robert Pattinson Robert Pattinson Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson is an English actor, producer, model, and musician. He started his film career by playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, a 2005 fantasy film.

I added Robert due to an unconfirmed report released a few years back suggesting that he was being scouted for the role. I'm not sure why Lucasfilm wanted him but if they saw something in him then maybe there's something that I am missing. - BKAllmighty

14 Jim Carrey Jim Carrey James Eugene "Jim" Carrey is a Canadian American actor, comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer. He is well known for comedic roles in films such as Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, The Mask , Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, The Cable Guy, Liar Liar, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, more.

Okay yes that would be perfect for an indiana jones comedy

15 Christian Bale Christian Bale Christian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor. He has starred in both blockbuster films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses.

I guess Christian Bale could pull of the role. Not sure he really has the look for it, but getting the characterization right is the main thing and I'm almost certain he'd be able to do it. - BKAllmighty

No no no no no no.

16 George MacKay George MacKay George MacKay is a British actor best known for his role as Davy Henshaw in the 2013 musical film Sunshine on Leith (which featured songs from The Proclaimers)

Sunshine on Leith crooner MacKay is the British version of Chris Pratt.

17 Garrett Hedlund
18 Richard Armitage
19 Taron Egerton Taron Egerton Taron David Egerton is a Welsh actor best known for starring in the 2015 film Kingsman: The Secret Service and the 2016 film Eddie the Eagle.
20 Gerard Butler Gerard Butler
21 Corbin Bleu
22 Kevin Guthrie Kevin Guthrie Kevin Guthrie is a Scottish actor. Among his best known roles are Ally in Sunshine on Leith and Ewan in Terence Davies's 2015 film Sunset Song.
23 Richard Madden Richard Madden Richard Madden is a Scottish stage, film, and television actor best known for portraying Robb Stark in the HBO series Game of Thrones and Prince Kit in Disney's Cinderella.
24 Alex Pettyfer

Alex pettyfer, age 26 born April 10,1990 known for magic mike,storm breaker, endless love etc.

25 Aidan Turner Aidan Turner Aiden Turner is an Irish actor best known for playing Kili in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit prequels and Ross Poldark in the 2015 BBC revival series Poldark, in which a scene involving topless reaping won him an army of female fans.
26 Ed Speleers Ed Speleers Edward John "Ed" Speleers is an English actor and producer. He is best known for playing the title role in the 2006 film Eragon, as well as starring in Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning TV series Downton Abbey.
27 Justin Timberlake Justin Timberlake Justin Randall Timberlake is an American singer-songwriter, actor, dancer, and record producer. Born and raised in Tennessee, he appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.
28 Nathan Fillion Nathan Fillion Nathan Fillion is a Canadian actor and voice actor best known for his role as Richard Castle on the ABC series Castle, as well as his earlier portrayal of the lead role of Captain Malcolm Reynolds in the television series Firefly and its feature film continuation, Serenity.

If I could be so bold, watching Nathan's portrayal of Captain Reynolds in Firefly and especially Serenity, all the qualities of a perfect Indiana Jones are expressed in perfect fashion. Intensity, humor, and physicality are true to form. I truly hope he could be considered.

29 John Krasinski John Krasinski
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1. Chris Pratt
2. Aaron Eckhart
3. Bradley Cooper
1. Chris Pratt
2. Aaron Eckhart
3. Bradley Cooper
1. Chris Pratt
2. Michael Fassbender
3. Ryan Reynolds


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